There's an artful elegance,
layered depth and precise focus
about Cape Mentelle's wine”
Jeremy Oliver, The Australian Wine Annual 2015
An individual expression of the traditional cabernet blend hand picked from amongst the oldest vines in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. This wine captures the unique synergy of site, vintage and varieties to create a layered and complex wine witch defined varietal characters and exceptional vibrancy.
A unique expression of the traditional cabernet blend, hand-picked from amongst the oldest vines in the Wilyabrup sub-region of Margaret River. This wine captures the unique synergy of site, varieties and vintage to create a wine with exceptional vibrancy or character for which this area is so highly regarded. Luscious dark fruits with great density and characteristic fine gravely tannins are the hallmarks of this unique sub-region.
A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc from vines planted in 1970, some of the first in the Wilyabrup area; the bright and crystal clear crimson colour introduces a beautifully modulated wine, with layers of red and black fruits, superfine tannins and cedary French oak.
This a blend of 41 per cent cabernet sauvignon, with the rest a mix of merlot and cabernet franc, all from the Wilyabrup sub-region. Glorious lifted fragrances on the nose, while on the palate the plummy blackcurrant flavours are augmented by a lavish cedary oak. The tannin structure is outstanding and really makes the wine stand up. This is an alternative take for Margaret River and works so well.Download all reviews for this vintage as PDF